Monday, August 19, 2013

Mainstream Monday

Hello Lovelies!!!!

I've had a very long weekend, including an overnight sleep study with my 2 year old daughter. She has experienced chronic breathing issues, along with a multitude of other issues over the course of her short life. At this point, they are considering removing her tonsils and adenoids. Please keep her in your prayers. Along with that, today is the first day of 3rd and 4th grade for my sons and I begin my classes for my final year of graduate school. Now that I've made myself cry, I will continue with today's post...

Today I am featuring 2 beautiful textured polishes from the Nicole by OPI (NOPI) Gumdrops Collection. These are just another take on the textured lacquer trend and I really adore the colors I chose. NOPI describes their Gumdrop collection the following way..."dries to a sugar-like finish that shimmers with hints of glitter."

First up is 'Blue-berry Sweet on You.' This is a light "denim-ish" (another word created by yours truly!) blue. It leans more toward a periwinkle type blue than blueberry as described by NOPI. This is really beautiful and I love the flashes of silver! This is a true standout in the textured blues I've seen.

Blue-Berry Sweet on You
I used basecoat, 2 coats, and no topcoat.

Blue-Berry Sweet on You
Blue-Berry Sweet on You
My favorite of the NOPI Gumdrops (and one of my overall favorite textures) is called 'Cinna-man of My Dreams." It has a reddish/brownish base color with flashes of copper and silver. It's just amazing! I truly L. O. V. E. this one! It was a tad thinner than the other, so I used 2-3 thin coats for to reached the look shown below.

Cinna-Man of My Dreams
Again, I used basecoat, 2-3 coats, and no topcoat.

Cinna-Man of My Dreams
Cinna-Man of My Dreams



I really LOVE both of these by NOPI! There are a total of 8 in the collection, but these were the only 2 that I just had to have! I have had them for awhile and I completely forgot about them! SMH..the life of a polish hoarder collector....OK a polish addict!

I hope you enjoyed today's post! How do you feel about the textured trend? Which are your favorites?

Have a Happy Monday!

10 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any NOPI textured polishes, but Cinna-man looks amazing on you!

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  2. Athanasia KauffmanAugust 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Wow they are so pretty tiff!

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  3. I Love those polishes!!

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  4. I like that blue! I reckon it would look good with a matte top coat too, make it look even closer to denim. You have such lovely nails too, I'm a wee bit jealous! (Working hard to get that length though!) :-)

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  5. I just have to add another comment. Those polishes are toooo pretty!! Love them!

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  6. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Thanks!!!

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  7. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Thank you!

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  8. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Thanks so much!

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  9. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    I will have to try that! Thanks!

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  10. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    LOL! Thank you again!

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